Friday, July 22, 2022

Supreme Court Blocks Biden's Attempt to Restore Immigration Policy Governing ICE; Court Rejects Biden’s Bid to Limit Immigration Enforcement; Turns Away Biden Attempt to Enforce Limits on Immigration Arrests, and related stories

Supreme Court blocks Biden's attempt to restore immigration policy governing ICE:
The Supreme Court declined a request from the Biden administration to reinstate immediately a policy limiting arrests of illegal immigrants after a Texas court found the directive violated existing immigration laws.
Thursday's order will leave the policy frozen for now. The high court said it will hear merits regarding the case in the first week of the December 2022 argument session.
Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, Amy Coney Barrett, and Ketanji Brown Jackson said they would have sided with the administration to put a lower court ruling on hold.
The Biden administration had faced an uphill battle in court after a federal judge ruled in June that its attempt to limit severely which illegal immigrants federal law enforcement may arrest and remove from the United States overstepped its congressional authority.
Judge Drew Tipton of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas had concluded that the Biden administration violated the law with its directive that limited whom U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers could target for arrest and removal.
"The Executive Branch may prioritize its resources. But it must do so within the bounds set by Congress," Tipton, a Trump appointee based in Corpus Christi, Texas, said in his ruling. "Using the words 'discretion' and 'prioritization,' the Executive Branch claims the authority to suspend statutory mandates. The law does not sanction this approach." --->READ MORE HERE
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Supreme Court rejects Biden’s bid to limit immigration enforcement:
The Supreme Court delivered a blow to President Biden’s immigration plans Thursday, rejecting his bid to revive Homeland Security rules that would have limited which illegal immigrants can be targeted for arrest or deportation.
Instead, the justices said they will speed the case onto their calendar for a full hearing later this year.
Mr. Biden’s team had lost in lower courts, with judges ruling that Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas cut legal corners and violated immigration law in carving whole categories of illegal immigrants out of danger of deportation.
Mr. Biden’s lawyers had asked the justices to stay the lower court decision while the case was argued, but a divided Supreme Court rejected that. Justice Amy Coney Barrett, a GOP appointee, joined the court’s three Democratic appointees in dissenting.
It marks the first 5-4 ruling in the court’s history that was divided along gender lines.
The court did agree to the Biden team’s request to skip over more lower-court wrangling and take the case up directly. The justices set oral argument for the first week in December.
But in the meantime, the rules that Mr. Mayorkas issued last year remain on hold.
Mr. Mayorkas had argued that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement was stretched too thin and needed to focus on high-priority targets. Under his rules, ICE officers were pushed to justify each arrest with a write-up defending their decision-making. --->READ MORE HERE
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